A dipyrenyl calixazacrown as a selective sensor for Pb2+

Sang Hoon Kim, Abdelwaheb Hamdi, Young Hoon Lee, Joung Hae Lee, Jong Seung Kim, Jacques Vicens

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New fluorogenic calixazacrown (5) bearing two pyrene amide pendent groups has been synthesized. Based on ratiometric changes of monomer and excimer emissions, 5 has been found to act as a selective sensor for Pb2+ ion due to conformational change upon chelation of Pb2+ within 1:1 complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This work was supported by the SRC (KOSEF) grant (No. R11-2005-008-00000-0) and KRF (KRF-2008-313-C00501) and the Creative Research Initiative Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Korean Government and by l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (A.H.).


  • Calixarenes
  • Complexation
  • Detection
  • Excimer
  • Fluorescence
  • Lead

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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